South Africa: In-Depth - Cerebral Palsy in SA - Part 1
[spotlight] It is estimated that around half of medical negligence claims against government are for cerebral palsy-type claims. Apart from the direct impact on infants and families, cerebral palsy thus also has a major impact on health budgets. In this first article in a two-part series, Elri Voigt asks what we know about cerebral palsy in South Africa. In part 2 we will look at what can be done to reduce the incidence of cerebral palsy in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 30, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Unmasking the Enigma of Cerebral Palsy
[New Zimbabwe] In 2012, Maria Hoko* who had just had her union with her high school sweetheart solemnised, gave birth to a baby boy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

One in 12 cerebral palsy cases avoidable, research shows
RESEARCH has shown that one in 12 cerebral palsy cases over the past decade was avoidable. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis of the relationship between regulation disorders of sensory processing (RDSP) and the development of the gait function and motor learning processes in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy - Bagrowski B, Kra śny J, Jóźwiak M.
1. These results correlate with the outcomes of other studies on the relationship between sensory impairment and motor skills. 2. The study may contribute to the identification of more predictors of the effectiveness of rehabilitation of patients with CP, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concurrent validity, test-retest reliability, and sensitivity of a PostureRite system measurement on dynamic postural sway and risk of fall in cerebral palsy - Kim H, Park C, You JSH.
BACKGROUND: Accurately diagnosing dynamic postural sway (DPS) is essential for effective and sustainable intervention in children with cerebral palsy (CP). We developed an accurate, inexpensive, and wearable DPS measurement system to measure DPS accurately... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Course teaches students to provide better health care for people with disabilities
The students in nursing professor Lauren Clark ’s class sat rapt as guest speaker Susy Thiele described a recent frustrating visit to see a gynecologist.Thiele, who lives with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was told prior to her appointment that there would be a lift to assist her onto the exam table. But when she got there, they could not accommodate her in her wheelchair.“It’s kind of wrong and sad that in our day and age, the technologies that they might have — you know, the simple things, there just in case — aren’t there,” Thiele said.Thiele and her caregiver, Mary Esquivel, were speaking to the s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 5, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pelvic Fixation May Not Be Needed With Cerebral Palsy Scoliosis
MONDAY, April 25, 2022 -- Distal spine anchors (DSA) may provide better long-term control of the major curve than distal pelvic anchors (DPA) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) scoliosis, according to a study recently published in Spine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jupiter Hospitals to invest Rs 500 crore to set up neuro rehabilitation centre in UK
The proposed rehabilitation center in the UK to have 100 bed inpatient capacity will benefit patients of stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Parkinson ’s disease, progressive& non progressive neurological disorders and sports injuries. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British Journal of Nutrition - Paper of the Year Award 2021
We are pleased to announce that the winning paper for the  British Journal of NutritionPaper of the Year Award 2021  is:'The association between restricted intrauterine growth and inadequate postnatal nutrition in very-low-birth-weight infants and their neurodevelopmental outcomes: a 50-month follow-up study 'We spoke to lead author Professor  Uberos about his research:' Adequate nutritional energy intake during the early neonatal period is an important factor in ensuring neurological development in very low birth weight infants. In fact, according to our data, nutritional energy restriction during the early postnatal p...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 11, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: c.roberts at nutritionsociety.org Source Type: news

Walking speed and patient-reported outcomes in young adults with cerebral palsy - MacCarthy M, Heyn P, Tagawa A, Carollo J.
AIM: To examine the relationship between quantitative gait measurements and self-reported physical, psychological, cognitive, and social function status in young adults with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: Seventy-two adults with CP (range 18-48y; med... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The Informal International Network Getting Disabled Ukrainians Out of the War Zone
When Tanya Herasymova woke up on February 24 to the news that Russia had invaded Ukraine, her first thought was to get underground. If the Russian army began bombing her city Kamianske, close to the separatist region Donetsk, she would be at greater risk in her 4th floor apartment. But there was a problem: none of the city’s bomb shelters were accessible to wheelchair users, leaving Herasymova with nowhere to take cover. “It was a horrible feeling because I knew that I couldn’t go down there by myself. I can’t be alone, I need someone to help me,” Herasymova says. “I realized that the on...
Source: TIME: Health - March 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eloise Barry Tags: Uncategorized Londontime Ukraine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Early intervention can help kids with cerebral palsy
Children with cerebral palsy may require lifelong care from a medical care team, but early intervention and treatments can improve function. Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect movement and muscle tone or posture. It's caused by damage that occurs to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth. Signs and symptoms appear during infancy or preschool years. In general, cerebral palsy causes impaired movement associated with exaggerated reflexes, floppiness or spasticity of… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Leicestershire boy with cerebral palsy learns to walk
Five-year-old Joey is taking steps after a life-changing operation and months of physiotherapy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of pilates exercises on standing, walking, and balance in children with diplegic cerebral palsy - Abd-Elfattah HM, Galal DOSM, Aly MIE, Aly SM, Elnegamy TE.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze how Pilates exercises affect standing, walking, and balance in children with diplegic cerebral palsy throughout a 10-week program. METHODS: We included 40 children aged 7-9 years with diplegic cerebral palsy, and randomly allo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Microsoft Says Chief Executive Satya Nadella ’s Son Has Died
Zain Nadella, who was in his mid-20s, was born with cerebral palsy, which his father has credited for softening his outlook on work and life. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news